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Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, June 14, 1918
Lost in the Bermuda Triangle
Except for a voyage to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cyclops served along the east coast until January 9, 1918 when she was assigned to Naval Overseas Transportation Service. She then sailed to Brazilian waters to fuel British ships in the south Atlantic, receiving the thanks of the State Department and Commander-in-Chief, Pacific. She put to sea from Rio de Janiero February 16, 1918 and after touching at Barbados on 3 and 4 March, was never heard from again. Her loss with all 306 crew and passengers, without a trace, is one of the sea's unsolved mysteries.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 312

Namesort descending Service Branch
Seaman 2c Edward Pollard USN
Fireman 3c William Pope USN
Shipfitter 2c Amos Porter USN
Gunner's Mate 1c Harry Potter USN
Shipfitter 2c Louis Potz USN
Seaman 2c James Powell USN
Painter 2c Robert Powers USN
Seaman 2c Herbert Price USN
Fireman 2c Henry Ramsey USN
Ship's Cook 3c Lloyd Rathbun USN
Pharmacist's Mat Walter Reinoehl USN
Seaman Robert Riddle USN
Fireman 1c Bibb Robertson USN
Engineman 2c Lawrence Robinson USN
Water Tender Daniel Rogers USN
Electrician 1c Fred Rooney USN
Quartermaster 3c James Ryan USN
Blacksmith 2c Andrea Salerno USN
Fireman 2c Julian Scarlett USN
Fireman 3c James Schaffer USN


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